Ankle fusion

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i had  my right ankle fused ,was in a none weight bearing plaster cast for 6weeks had the ankle x-rayed consultant was pleased. They put a. Air -boot  on for another 6weeks which  I can put my full weight on  I use one crutch in my right hand side  when I try to walk. It hurts round my ankle    Is this normal or is it early days yet?

the consultant. Said that when I go to see him in 6weeks I'll be running 😃

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    Had an ankle replacement 8 weeks ago. First 5 weeks in a boot then weeks in aircast ankle support for the last 3 weeks.Now walking with one crutch and it hurts at the moment more than it did pior to operation.

    Am hoping for better times ahead.

    Mr Ankle

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      The airboot does Jop tight across where the sacred is on my ankle  I was hoping to vocable to walk on it with the use of a crutch
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    Hi Heather, I've not had a fusion but did have a left TAR. If I'm not mistaken you should use the crutch on the opposite side to your injury so your bad leg and crutch are on the ground together.
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      Hi thanks for your reply the reason I  am using the crutch  in the opposite arm to my ankle I only have the  use of the right arm
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    The foot and muscles have to adapt and compensate for lack of ankle joint. I'm 4.5 months post fusion and still have niggles
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